LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Rugby Championship

Thumb_australia-ed Australia

12

Thumb_south-africa-ed South Africa

38
Kick-off local time : Sat, 07 September 2013 - 20h05
Kick-off : Sat, 07 September 2013 - 12h05
Venue : Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Referee : George Clancy (Ireland)
Match status : Result
  Australia South Africa
Tries Coenie Oosthuizen (5min), Jean de Villiers (60min), and Willie le Roux (69min)
Penalties Christian Lealiifano (9min), Christian Lealiifano (22min), Christian Lealiifano (44min), and Christian Lealiifano (52min) Morne Steyn (13min), Morne Steyn (28min), Morne Steyn (35min), and Morne Steyn (50min)
Conversions Morne Steyn (6min), Morne Steyn (67min), and Morne Steyn (70min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards Michael Hooper (49min) Willem Alberts (8min)
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

81

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80

Mercifully the final whistle blows with the Boks strengthening their place at the top of the table with a brilliant bonus point win.

79

Nic White finds touch inside the Bok half

78

Patrick Lambie goes deep and finds touch inside the Aussie 22

77

Boks slowing the game down and then, after a kick ahead, O'Connor goes accidently offside

76

Boks penalised at the line-out, the backs advancing too quickly after a clean take. However, the Boks win another breakdown penalty, as the Aussie running game disintegrates

74

Aussie scrum collapse, gets reset and then the penalty goes to SA

72

Now Australia knock on inside the Bok 22 - not much going their way. They are playing like a team that lacks confidence!

71

Breakdown penalty to Aus, just outside their 22

70

Morne Steynkiks the CONVERSION - it is 38-12

69

TRY - That's the bonus point score by Willie le Roux. Juandre Kruger and Duane Vermeulen with two turnovers in quick succesion and the Boks run the Aussies ragged

67

Morne Steyn adds the CONVERSION and SA lead 31-12

66

TRY - Zane Kirchner oes over, a move started by Pienaar going blind and wide to Willie le Roux, who passed inside to Kirchner. The TMO confirmes it is a good score .. no a GREAT score

64

Eben Etzebeth wins another great breakdown penalty for the Boks

63

This time Ruan Pienaar's clearance is good taking play back to near halfway

62

Australia going back to their running game - playing catch-up now

61

Morne Steyn can't add the extras - 24-12

60

TRY - Jean de Villiers gets the Boks' second five-pointer, after a great turnover by Jeandre Kruger and Duane vermeulen. Steyn goes wide and Habana chips ahead. The Boks recycle quickly and Deb Villiers comes on a sublime angle

58

Steyn goes deep, doesn't find touch

57

Aussie beginning to find holes in the Bok defence, but Leallifano's hands letting him down inside the Bok 22

55

Bok kicking game beginning to falter a bit - they playing too much rugby inside their own half now

53

Aussies now kicking a bit more - beginning to realise the Bok defence is holding them out so far

52

Christian Lealiifano, from 41m out, slots the PENALTY and it is a seven-point game again - 12-19

51

Flip van der Merwe penalised for a late tackle from the restart

50

Morne Steyn, from 25m on the angle, slots the PENALTY and SA lead 19-9

49

YELLOW CARD - Scrum penalty to SA and then Hooper spears Habana - the call goes to the ref sin-bins him

48

Hooper gets a hand to the ball, but it is ruled to be a knock-on, even though it went directly down

47

Scrum penalty to SA - Boks dominating this set piece aspect!

46

Biscmarck du Plessis holds up the ball on his 10m line and wins a crucial turnover

45

Free kick at the line-out and Aus go quickly from their 10m line

44

Christian Lealiifano, from right in front, slots the PENALTY - 9-16

43

Francois Louw penalised at the tackle for not releasing

42

Scrum reset - another big shove by the Boks

41

Quade Cooper gets the second half underway - Boks fail to control the ball, a shiocking error by Steyn, and the ball is hacked ahead. Willie le Roux foerced to carry the ball back and over - Aus scrum feed 5m out

40

The Boks get another huge scrum and Bismarck du Plessis goes close, knocking on - O'Connor kicks downfield and Kirchner counters. Aussies penalised at the tackle. Steyn, from 35m on angle, pushes it wide. That is HALF-TIME - a first half in whuich the Boks' physicality caused major problems. SA just need toget on the right side of the ref. See you in 10 minutes

39

SA flooding the breakdown, but the ref sees a Bok knock-on - some really strange calls here

37

Another crucial penalty won by Francois Louw, 10m from his line, as the Aussie continue to attack

36

From the restart SA penalised for obstruction

35

Morne Steyn, from right in front, slots the PENALTY and SA lead 16-6

34

High bomb and Folau collects, but Francois Louw wins a penalty

33

Free kick to SA after another huge scrum by the Boks

32

Another strong Bok scrum - Aus under pressure in the set pieces

31

Surface is cutting up very badly - poor show by the Aussies

30

Duane Vermeulen almost intercept, just can't control the ball

29

Another breakdown penalty against SA, near halfway, just inside Aussie half

28

Morne Steyn, from 35m out, slots the PENALTY and it is 13-6

27

Steyn attempts a drop-goal, it is well short - penalty to SA, as Quade Cooper went offside

26

SA taking it through the phases - making slow progress

24

Steyn goes deep and O'Connor clears to near his 10m line

23

Another huge error by the match officials - O'Connor took the ball into touch and the ref gives a scrum Aus on halfway

22

Christian Lealiifano, from 25m out, slots the PENALTY - 6-10

21

Ref penalises the Boks at the breakdown, but the Walaby scrum was demolished and should have been penalised instead

20

Duane Vermeulen wins a crucial turnover, but Sephen Moore gets a boot to the ball and dislodges it

19

Alberts back on the field and it was one pen each

18

Boks penalised on halfway for an offence at the breakdown

17

Two crucial intercepts inside the Bok 22 - first Willie le Roux and then Bryan Habana

16

Now Jean de Villiers penalised for pushing an opponent in the back - ref ignores the blatant obstruction

14

Penalty to SA, hands in the ruck inside the Bok 22

13

Morne Steyn, from just under 50m out, slots the PENALTY and it is 10-3

12

Aussie hands again letting hem down - that's the third handling error inside their half. Now Genia is penalised for offside

10

Australia again running from inside their 22 - they are going to run at the Boks all day long

9

Christian Lealiifano kicks the PENALTY and the score is 3-7

8

YELLOW CARD - Willem Alberts sin-binned for a deliberate slap-down

7

Australia still aking it wide at every opportunity

6

Morne Steyn adds the CONVERSION and the Boks lead 7-0

5

TRY - From the line-out the Boks maul and then drive - Coenie Oosthuizen picks up and is over. The call goes o the TMO and he rules that it is good

4

Penalty to SA - lazy runners at the tackle - Steyn puts it out 5m from the Ausie line

3

Australia take it wide from a line-out, but Nick Cummins can't hold on - scrum feed to SA near halfway

2

Penalty to Australia - sealing off just outside the Aussie 22

1

Australia keep it in hand from the ouset - Bismarck du Plessis ins an early turnover on the Aussie 22

0

Morne Steyn get us underway here in Brisbane

-1

Music and pre-match festivities done - now it is game time

-2

SA anthem done, now for the Aussie song

-3

Time for the anthems

-5

The teams are getting ready to take to the field, we are minutes away from the action here in Brisbane

-10

A lot of the pre-match talk was about Zane Kirchner's selection at fullback. Does that really mean the Boks will be conservative?

-12

The teams have completed their pre-match warm-ups and are heading back into the dressing room

-15

How much of an influence will the absence of James Horwill be? I the loss of Jake Schatz a setback, or will Liam Gill have a huge influence?

-20

It is clear and mild in here Brisbane, with the temeprature at a balmy 19°C - should be good conditions for running rugby

-30

Welcome to Brisbane, where we await the encounter between Australia and South Africa. The Boks will be looking to record their first-ever win at the Suncorp Stadium and a first victory in Brisbane in more than 40 years
Australia
Players
15 Israel Folau
14 Joe Tomane
13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
12 Christian Lealiifano
11 Nick Cummins
10 Quade Cooper
9 Will Genia
8 Ben Mowen
7 Michael Hooper
6 Scott Fardy
5 James Horwill
4 Rob Simmons
3 Sekope Kepu
2 Stephen Moore
1 James Slipper

Substitutes
23 Bernard Foley
22 Mike Harris
21 Nic White
20 Dave Dennis
19 Kane Douglas
18 Ben Alexander
17 Benn Robinson
16 Tatafu Polota-Nau
South Africa
Players
15 Willie le Roux
14 JP Pietersen
13 Jaque Fourie
12 Jean de Villiers
11 Bryan Habana
10 Morne Steyn
9 Ruan Pienaar
8 Duane Vermeulen
7 Willem Alberts
6 Francois Louw
5 Flip van der Merwe
4 Eben Etzebeth
3 Coenie Oosthuizen
2 Bismarck du Plessis
1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes
23 Patrick Lambie
22 Jano Vermaak
21 Siya Kolisi
20 Pieter-Steph du Toit
19 Bakkies Botha
18 Lourens Adriaanse
17 Gurthrö Steenkamp
16 Adriaan Strauss